Weekly Wrap: Five Things We Learned
Super League triathletes have been flying the flag across the world again with stunning results.
There seems to be no stopping the stars of the sport from shining brightly and so it’s time for our weekly rundown of who has done what.
- British dominance in the Mixed Relay
Despite poor weather conditions meaning the swim had to be cancelled, the Mixed Team Relay still went ahead in Nottingham as a duathlon with the Brits cruising to a comfortable win. It was SLT athlete Georgia Taylor-Brown who did the damage, opening a sizeable gap on the field in the first leg, which was then defended by her teammates, including two more Super League stars in Sophie Coldwell and Alex Yee. The short, sharp nature of the event is perfect preparation for the Super League season.
- Hayden is Wilde about the short stuff
Hayden Wilde proved his mettle in Super League last year with an eighth placed finish earning him a contract for the 2019 season. And he again proved that he is a force to be reckoned with over short distances. Though Australia couldn’t challenge the Brits for the win in Nottingham, Wilde posted the fastest individual split of the day for the run-bike-run.
- Matt finish
Matt Hauser has suffered a frustrating time with injury but has bounced back to form quickly. The Super League star snatched an impressive victory in the Nur-Sultan ITU World Cup race in Kazakhstan to prove he is back in the big time.
- Tug of Waugh
Kate Waugh was handed the white rookie’s jersey for the SLT event in Jersey last year and certainly didn’t let herself down. A year later and she is really progressing as an athlete, as witnessed by her third placed finish in the Nur-Sultan race.
- McElroy makes a case
Matt McElroy has been starting to push hard to come into the reckoning for Super League events in the future. He was third in the Nur-Sultan race having also come third in the WTS Leeds race, which was the first time an American man had made it on the podium since 2009.
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